About WSS Executive Search

Diversity and Inclusion Executive Search

WSS Executive Search is a women-owned retained executive search firm.

We specialize in placing senior-level women and diverse executives for nationwide and global clients of all shapes and sizes. Our clients range from large Fortune 500 companies to small startups and non-profits with a shared mission and goal to diversify leadership teams and boards.

We focus on locating and placing female and diverse candidates for C-level positions, leadership roles, and board positions. WSS is a boutique executive search firm with national experience in diversity and inclusion executive search.

What Makes WSS Unique?
First to the Table

As pioneers in diversity placement, WSS was in the marketplace long before search firms were pitching diversity and long before companies understood the business opportunity and value in diversifying teams.

Fast forward twenty years later and every search firm today claims to have a deep and successful diversity practice only to be falling short on providing diverse candidate slates and making diverse placements. Equally disappointing is the number of executive search consultants selling diversity search with no significant history or understanding of what it takes and what’s involved in a diverse search and a successful diverse placement.

Walking the Walk

While the push for diverse talent has never been greater, finding the best women and diverse candidates continues to pose a tremendous challenge. With a front row seat for twenty years, WSS has watched companies of all sizes continue to struggle with reaching and attracting diverse talent pools.

With a proven track record of authenticity and success coupled with years of experience, a proprietary database honed over two decades, and an unwavering commitment to the mission, WSS leads the way in executive diverse placement.

WSS takes pride in our firm, our brand and our work. We have worked hard over the years and continue to raise the bar. We continuously strive to provide a professional and positive experience for both our clients and our candidates.

We Have Been Promoting a Culturally Diverse Workplace for Over Two Decades.

From Relationships Come Candidates.

Successful companies don’t just embrace diversity — they leverage it for greater business success. As a pioneer in inclusive recruiting practices, WSS was here long before major search firms were pledging a diversity approach to satisfy their client needs. While the push for diversity is an ongoing effort within many companies, finding the best women and diverse candidates continues to pose a tremendous challenge. WSS offers a strong specialty in women and diverse executive placement and we are proud to be the talent solution provider to your individual hiring needs.

At WSS Executive Search, one of our specialties is providing you with an exclusive and highly qualified applicant pool. Years of experience have allowed us to cultivate a nationwide network of hidden, quality talent. By continuously building relationships within this network, we provide top-tier candidate choices that fulfill the desired skill set you require matched with the right culture fit for your organization.

WSS is a retained executive search firm that offers a national reach with a boutique feel. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of personal service to each and every client. Whether you need to modify an existing group or diversify your C-Suite or Board of Directors, we will provide the talent necessary to reach your goals.

WSS. The Story Behind the Source.

Building great teams and recognizing niche market opportunities is not new to WSS. In 1995, Becky Heidesch founded WSS, focusing primarily on women candidates in the sports industry. Over time, Heidesch grew WSS into one of the longest-standing women’s sports businesses in the country, offering a variety of services including sports marketing, consulting, career management and job placement.

In 2003, Heidesch and Mary Lou Youngblood created WSS Executive Search, the placement arm of WSS, to expand and meet the unique and growing hiring needs of their clients. WSS Executive Search continues today with placements extending into financial services, technology, consumer goods, and other private industry and non-profit roles.

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Give us a call to discuss your needs.

Whether it is a single search, talent mapping assignment, enterprise recruiting project or speaking engagement, WSS looks forward to hearing from you.

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